Thursday, 16 January 2014

V/H/S2 DVD Review

V/H/S 2 DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Roadshow Home Ent

The second of the anthology hits the shelves after the success of the first.

Loosely, it's a collection of vignettes sown together by various directors and threaded together by a narrative thread. The first collection didn't quite work in terms of the threads, but this time a bit more care's been given to the story.

A private investigator and colleague break in to a house to track down a missing kid and end up watching video tapes to try and see where he may be. But it turns out this collection of oddities on tapes may have more going on than they realise.

V/H/S2 is a bit of a mixed bag to be honest - the four intertwined stories are of better quality than the first set of stories but they don't quite hit the mark other than in their weirdness and lack of real logic / story. (Which perhaps is the idea) In terms of inventiveness they work a bit better with various directors being crafty in their execution - a zombie attack filmed from a GO Pro camera, an alien abduction from the camera on a dog's head show some style and flair.

The interlinking narrative works better as well - but overall, the boost in actual quality somehow detracts from the overall effect of it. V/H/S2 is not exactly a failure - horror fans will enjoy, but the casual viewer may feel that a lo-fi touch from the first actually added a lot more than was expected.

Extras: Behind the scenes pieces with the directors


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